Competition - Feature Narrative



Friday May 4th - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Apple Blossom Theatre

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Saturday May 5th - 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Honey Bee Theatre

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Based on a true story, “Mills” is an abused 12 year old graffiti addict who is losing faith in integrity. Tim Moellering is a humble middle school teacher and football coach in Berkeley California who believes that there is no such thing as a bad kid, only a bad situation. The two form an uneasy friendship when Tim recognizes Mills unhealthy behavior is merely a cry for help. Keeping his promise, Tim is willing to sacrifice his reputation, job and relationships in order win the child’s trust. But Mills cannot trust until he learns to trust his struggle first. The movie was directed by “Mills” in honor of Tim who died in 2011 of pancreatic cancer.

Director(s): Santiago Rizzo

Writer(s): Darren Anderson, Tim Moellering, Santiago Rizzo

Producer(s): Santiago Rizzo & Debbie Brubaker

Editor(s): Cami Starkman, Matt Chesse, Beau Cardall, Chris Young

Cinematographer(s): Florian Stadler

Production Designer(s): Miguel "Bounce" Perez

Music Composer(s): Dylan Mattingly

Dash Mihok, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lakeith Stanfield, Betsy Brandt, introducing Greg Kasyan